Engaging with HPC Midlands - Next Steps





















HPC Midlands is supercomputing on demand, for research and industry, with flexible licensing for commercial software. The service is brought to you by a consortium of Loughborough University and the University of Leicester, supported by funding from EPSRC/BIS under the UK e-Infrastructure Programme. We've just held our launch event, at Loughborough's award winning Design School, and this post is just to recap a few key themes from the event.

[Picture: Lionel Mazzella from E.ON presenting at the HPC Midlands launch event]

At the launch event we brought together speakers from both Universities, JANET(UK) and industrial collaborators from Rolls Royce, Tata Steel and E.ON. I was also very pleased to have delegates from large corporates like Jaguar Land Rover to small to medium sized businesses like BAST Inc, one of our Innovation Centre incubator tenants. It was also particularly gratifying to have support from key independent software vendors ANSYS, CD-adapco and MSC Software, who all exhibited at the event - and our suppliers Bull Information Systems, who are running the HPC Midlands system as a managed service for us.

We'll be sharing all the day's slides via our website in due course, but I wanted to take the opportunity to plug my own session, which was all about next steps in engaging with us. You can view a copy of the slides embedded below:


Engaging with HPC Midlands - Next Steps from Martin Hamilton

If you are using HPC in industry, we would love to talk to you about using HPC Midlands to scale your jobs up, and expedite urgent work. We also have access to a network of HPC experts that are attuned to industrial collaboration and very interested in working with you on practically focussed projects such as product design and simulation.

In the first instance we would encourage you to email Peter Strutton, our Business Development Manager, or call him on 01509 223110.

Martin Hamilton

Martin Hamilton works for Jisc in London as their resident Futurist.